Search Results: "Mary Dodson Wade"


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NO YEAR OF THE CAT by Mary Dodson Wade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Whether familiar with the tale or not, young readers and folklore students alike will enjoy this latest (but likely not last) retelling. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A perennially popular pourquoi story gets a fresh, if not entirely necessary, update. Read full book review >

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SPECKLE THE SPIDER by Emma Dodson
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2010

Driven by dreams of dancing his way to stardom, a self-absorbed Bahamas spider hops a bunch of bananas bound for the mainland. Read full book review >

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BADLY DRAWN DOG by Emma Dodson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Witty and winsome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Badly Drawn Dog decides he needs a new look and ends up in an amusing makeover nightmare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The serendipities and pitfalls of foreign travel fuel Dodson's great loving embrace of fatherhood."
A happy-go-lucky noodle around the "backyard of Western civilization" with Dodson and fils. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"One cannot help but be moved by this alternately funny and sad, beautifully written elegy to a man and a game."
A journalist's touching memoir of his father's dying months, during which the two men reflected at length on life, death, and golf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Stupid happy raised to an art."
Golf buddies are a man's best friend, explains Dodson (Final Rounds, 1996, etc.)—who may set the standard for mawkish writing but also knows how to unfold a story—in this tribute to the sons of the game. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Important, encouraging reporting."
Eloquent, rational analysis of the social intersections between middle-class working Americans and working-poor Americans, and the surprising daily efforts by bosses, teachers and healers to level this uneven economic playing field. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"A humane, insightful memoir of elemental composure and meaning regained."
Dodson (Beautiful Madness: One Man's Journey Through Other People's Gardens, 2006, etc.) downsizes his working relationship to golf and upgrades the quality of his life when he returns to his North Carolina hometown. Read full book review >

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THE HORNED DINOSAURS by Peter Dodson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dodson has given the next generation of paleontologists a fine starting point from which to begin their own investigations. (6 color illustrations, 75 line drawings, not seen)"
Every six-year-old can identify Triceratops; here's a book that shows just how much more there is to know about the extinct three-horned monster and its relatives. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1998

"Readers will likely suspect the fluidness of it all, particularly under the trying circumstances."
Life is unraveling on golf writer Dodson—his much-loved father has died (written about poignantly in Final Rounds, 1996), now his wife wants a divorce'so to blow a little clean air through his spiritual fuel lines, he heads west on a camping/fishing trip with his daughter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"There may well never be an American golfing trio to compare with Nelson, Snead and Hogan. Thanks to Dodson we now have a much better idea of why they were so vital to a sport that continues to simultaneously fascinate and vex millions of people across the country and the world."
Evoking a Golden Age of American golf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"A challenge to current American thinking about the poor and poverty."
An elegantly written study of poor women in the US. Read full book review >